Heal Your Gut with a Free bottle of Get Kombucha PRO

Here’s the thing. I’ve harped about gut health a lot. Maybe even too much, but it’s only because I count it among the most important things you can do for your overall health. At the top of this page, you see a whole section of that main menu dedicated to a series I wrote called “Why Gut Health Matters.” It’s a 6-part series in which I take various health challenges, talk about them from the perspective of gut health, and offer various solutions including probiotics (of which kombucha is a great option), bone broth, and dietary changes, just to name a few.

I actually made a pretty awesome infographic for that series. Here it is again, just in case you forgot (pretty proud of myself) 🙂 If you want to check out the full series after you’re done reading this post, just click the image and a new page will open up and be waiting for you:

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Heal Your Gut and the Rest Will Follow

Anyway, to put it mildly, I happen to think that gut health is the pretty-much the end-all, be-all of health and wellbeing — fix your gut, and you’re about 90% the way there. Whether you’re talking about diabetes, heart disease, immune system support, allergies, stress, anxiety, depression, skin issues, insomnia, weight loss, bloating, food sensitivities, and/or quite possibly even dementia (research is still being done), by reducing inflammation, healing your gut lining, and balancing your gut flora, you’re sure to improve your physical (and very likely mental/emotional) state. 

I’ve shared with you my unbelievable acne story (I’d never have believed it if it had happened to anyone else), and 100% of my success is attributed to healing my gut. How I did that was a multi-step process, with the final step being a daily practice of consuming warm bone broth. I did that for two weeks straight, and twenty years of acne nearly vanished. 

The Good Bugs (Probiotics like those found in Get Kombucha PRO)

One thing I do pretty consistently in conjunction with my daily bone broth is include probiotics in my diet. Probiotics are the “good bugs” that live in your large intestine. They help ward off excessive inflammation and sugar cravings (both caused by the bad bugs), they aid in the assimilation of key nutrients from our food that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to absorb, they regulate our mood and our cravings, and can even have an effect on our sleep. To put it as simply as possible, the good bugs keep us healthy.

Whether it’s with my homemade kombucha recipe, kim chee at my favorite Korean restaurants, raw sauerkraut, or some of my awesome wild pickles, I like to incorporate some beneficial bacteria into my diet every day. But sometimes it’s just not feasible, which is when a supplement comes in. It’s also nice just to mix it up every once in a while.

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Because when it comes to creating a healthy colony of good bacteria in the belly, variety and quantity are your two best friends, I like to take a supplement from time to time. I will often take different ones to ensure that I’m getting a good variety, and I recently added another super cool product to my probiotic arsenal. Get Kombucha PRO is a pretty remarkable product. It takes all the good stuff from kombucha and concentrates it down into an intensely potent tincture supplement. They do it through a cold-pressing process that presses 5 lbs of the actual SCOBY, not the brewed kombucha, into one tincture. Pretty neat technology if you ask me — especially if you’re one of those people who doesn’t like the taste of kombucha but still wants all the health benefits.

How to Get a FREE bottle of Get Kombucha PRO

So why am I telling you about this product? Besides it being AWESOME, it’s also a FREE GIFT in this, the very last day of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle Flash Sale. Now is your very last chance to get in on this amazing opportunity to get $1900 worth of eBooks and resources from the best health bloggers in the blogosphere (including me!) at a steep 97% discount.

The collection is really something, and it covers just about anything you could possibly imagine in the way of healthy living, homesteading, parenting, natural remedies, essential oils, whole food diets, homemade body care and cleaning products … and the list goes on and on. I used this eBook as the inspiration to some of my homemade Christmas crafts this year, and I’ve checked out quite a few more too, for guidance in a personal health challenge, recipe ideas, and chemical-free cleaning products. Here’s the full picture of what you get in this bundle. It’s pretty mind-blowing!

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We as authors and bloggers offer our products at such a deep discount for a tiny amount of time because we know that, when packaged together, our collective knowledge will spread farther and reach more people than we could ever reach alone. And we want to help as many people as possible!

I’m really proud to be a part of this bundle (you can see my Nine Easy Steps to Delicious Gluten-Free Living tucked in there on the second row!), and I’m eager for you to check it out and benefit from the priceless resources inside. 

Bonuses!

So about that bonus thing. Not only is the Get Kombucha PRO offered to you absolutely free (a $39.99 value — you just have to pay shipping), but you also get bonuses from five other UHLB partners, totaling a $175 value!

  • ePantry – FREE hand soap + $8 credit on one shipment, FREE dish soap + $8 credit on the next shipment, AND 60-day VIP access with FREE shipping ($30 value)
  • Bloom Naturals – FREE SPOT treatment for acne & eczema OR a $15 gift certificate toward Bloom Naturals products ($15 value)
  • Perfect Supplements – $15 gift certificate toward any Perfect Brand product ($15 value)
  • Strawesome – $15 gift certificate toward the straws and accessories of your choice ($15 value)
  • TriLight Health – FREE 2-oz liquid herbal formula or $15 off larger bottles ($15 value)
  • Craftsy – 1 FREE online class ($44.99 value)

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Don’t miss your chance to get in on this amazing deal. It goes until 11:59pm TONIGHT, that’s 12/29/15. And of course, there’s a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so there’s zero risk to try out this amazing bundle. Once the sale is over, this bundle is gone forever. 

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Debunking PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)

My PCOS Diagnosis

I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) back in the late 90s, and the doctor told me that I should go on the South Beach Diet for the rest of my life. I was in my late teens, an athlete, very muscular, and a voracious eater, and I was most definitely not going to do that. I loved my pasta and my sweets. Plus I was in no way mature enough to stick to a diet like that for a week, much less consider the prospect of doing it for a lifetime.

The doctor prescribed me a testosterone blocker (Spironilactone), which I took on and off for years, along with Metformin, which is a drug for diabetes (which I didn’t have) that made me feel absolutely terrible — didn’t take that one for long. She also tried to get me to go on birth control, which I refused for a long time but eventually conceded. Although I’ve stopped the testosterone blocker, I’ve been on BC ever since. 

Debunking PCOS

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What’s PCOS?

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance often detected through the occurrence of a collection of symptoms. In my case, I had terrible acne (which got far worse after this diagnosis), male patterned body hair (jaw line, chest, happy trail), and extra weight in my midsection. Other symptoms include not having a period, thinning hair, and mood problems. Admittedly, I was a teenager/early adult at this time, so the mood problems were never discussed as anything abnormal in my case. Poor gut health is also connected to PCOS, but my own bowel issues were never discusses at any point during my doctor’s visits. 

A Life Sentence

Being a very young adult in the late 90s, I wasn’t quite ready to hear a doctor tell me that I was going to have to take medication for my PCOS for “the rest of my life.” I don’t know that I’ll ever be ready to hear that, and I don’t feel any differently about the prospects of having to be on birth control forever either. While I’m not ready to think about having children, I am ready to step back and examine if it’s time to consider getting off the pill (or Nuva Ring in my case). 

Debunking PCOS

Years ago, my naturopathic doctor (ND) who helped pave the way for my eventual decision to go gluten-free told me that she didn’t think women should be on hormonal contraception for more than 10 years. I have no idea what the scientific reasoning behind that 10 year rule is, but it stuck in my mind — and this year is my 11th year. I’ve been very seriously considering making a change.

What the Doctors Say

What the doctors have told me over the years has varied. The first doctor who diagnosed me was a fertility specialist. She said that I would need to be on meds for the rest of my life and that I might have trouble conceiving one day. The second doctor was the ND. She told me that after our work together, I was showing no blood markers of having PCOS (including insulin resistance) — but I was on the pill when we did all those tests. My current OBGYN has told me that once a woman is diagnosed with PCOS, she will always have it, and that the pill is the only reason my blood work came back normal.

She didn’t take any of the positive changes that I’ve made over the years into account when she made this statement. She didn’t seem to notice the dramatic changes in my skin or care that I went from having violent, emergent “bathroom situations” to having none at all. She didn’t consider the fact that after years of having low-level candida overgrowth, I haven’t asked for a Diflucan prescription in close to 3 years.

Debunking PCOS

She said that if I ever want to get pregnant, I should stay on the pill until the very moment I decide I’m ready, and then start trying right away, because the further I get away from having “regular” periods like the ones I have on the pill, the harder it will be to conceive. So I’ve begrudgingly stayed on it into my 11th year, even though I don’t even know for sure I want to get pregnant at all.

Debunking PCOS: The Book

I have spoken to a few acupuncturists about the idea of “easing” my way off of birth control, and they’ve all told me that they could help me or knew someone who could whenever I’m ready. I’ve explored the idea on and off for about a year, and when I found this book tucked inside this year’s Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle, I knew it would be the first one I cracked open. I read the whole thing in one sitting and regained my resolve to find a gentle way to get off BC for good.debunking PCOS

Nat Kringoudis is a Doctor of TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), and in this book, she lays out the symptoms, the causes, and the steps to cure PCOS naturally. She shares both Eastern and Western perspectives on the disease and debunks some of the myths I was told by my doctors.

Importantly for me, she also validates the parts of my journey in which I’ve successfully healed myself. She doesn’t say that once you have PCOS, it never goes away. She says that proper self-care and taking measures to heal your gut are key steps to alleviating PCOS. Nat confirms that I’ve been doing the right things to take care of myself and heal my leaky gut. For me, that’s been drinking bone broth, eliminating gluten, and eating probiotic foods. She’s also offered new ideas for supporting my liver that I’ve never done consistently (didn’t stick with it). Her book has motivated me to get consistent with these practices and find an acupuncturist to help me get off the pill. 

The Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

This short and inspiring book is just one of over 90 resources in this year’s Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle. It falls into the Natural Remedies category along with 10 other resources. Three of those 10 could be relevant to someone with a PCOS diagnosis.

Heal Your Gut from Lee at Supercharged Food

Conquer Diabetes from Jose at Conquer Diabetes

Inflammation Free Zone from Amy at Bee Happy Life

Those three books alone are a $130 value, but this bundle costs just a fraction of that and comes with so much more. With categories ranging from Homesteading to Paleo, from Essential Oils to Healthy Kids, from Allergy-Free to Natural Home, this bundle is worth $1900 — and that doesn’t include the bonuses that the amazing sponsors throw in for everyone who purchases.  

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Bonuses from CWB 

Not only have I contributed my eBook Nine Easy Steps to Delicious Gluten-Free Living to this amazing bundle offer, I’ve also decided to give my readers 2 bonus prizes! After you place your order, simply fill out this form and I’ll get your bonuses sent over to you right away! This bundle offer is now over. If you’d like to be informed of the next time an offer this good comes around, fill out this super short form and I’ll be sure to let you know! (They happen at least once a year)

What are my bonuses?

First, there’s my latest eBook, 23 Healthy Smoothie Recipes. I’ve been collecting and testing these recipes for over a year, and they’re finally ready for your blending pleasure! 

Second, there’s your very own CWB bumper sticker! That’s right, I’ll mail you this sticker, my VERY FIRST EVER piece of CWB swag. It could be yours! 

 

What’s the Catch?

The only catch is the timing. The folks at Ultimate Bundle are able to create such a steeply discounted product simply because the authors agree to a very short sale. This bundle will be available for purchase until MONDAY, 9/14/15 at 11:59pm EST. After that, you’ll have to buy all these wonderful resources separately. 

Find out more about the bundle HERE, and don’t forget to fill out that form to get your CWB stuff! 

This bundle offer is now over. If you’d like to be informed of the next time an offer this good comes around, fill out this super short form and I’ll be sure to let you know! (They happen at least once a year)

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A Complete Toolbox for Becoming Your Best Self

The Weight Obsession

As a culture, we’re so obsessed with losing weight (especially women) that thinness has become synonymous with health. I want to reframe this conversation and emphasize that there’s a difference between being skinny and being healthy, and sometimes you can’t tell from the number on the scale just how healthy (or unhealthy) you are. 

Admittedly, I’ve had my fair share of struggling with the number on the scale — I won’t pretend that I’m immune to this social conditioning that thinness = beauty — but in recent months, I’ve really begun to feel a shift. And that shift came when I realized that I FEEL better than I’ve ever felt in my life, and feeling great is reflected in how we interface with the world.

Sure, there are some physical indicators: healthy hair, skin, and nails, and the total absence of digestive distress. But there are some beautiful internal markers too: satisfaction with my work and my relationships, and the joy of being fully present and connected when I’m away from the office. All of these things serve to bring me to the place I am today, which is happy with who I am and how I look. 

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A Lifestyle Shift

One of the biggest lifestyle changes I’ve made since recovering from my hand injury has been the introduction of a weight lifting program into my weekly activities. It’s been a slow and modest effort, but I’m lifting more weight than I ever have, and it feels so empowering! Not only am I feeling awesome in my pants, I’m also feeling a LOT stronger while I’m climbing and hiking — which always gives me a confidence boost.

I plan to dedicate a few future posts solely to the topic of weight lifting, but for today, my point is that there’s a lot more to being healthy than the number on the scale — it’s multifaceted, not just in the physical sense, but in the mental/emotional/spiritual sense as well. Where we place our priorities, what we surround ourselves with in our homes, the connection we have to the food on our plates, the people in our lives, and the world in which we exist; all of these things make up a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, and it’s in these finer points that we find true fulfillment.   

Staying Healthy with Whole Foods and Holistic Living

Sometimes making a lifestyle shift is more complicated than just sticking to a list of instructions. Attempting to flatten out the complexity of our lives — our families — onto a sheet of paper can feel stifling. And at the very same time, attempting to stick with what’s prescribed can feel overwhelming. In this digital age, the vastness of information, differing opinions, and conflicting theories can make for a confusing plan of attack. 

But what if you had the best resources on the web for living a healthy lifestyle all in one place and right at your fingertips? What if you had guidance and info from respected nutrition and holistic health experts like Abel James of Fat-Burning Man, George Bryant of Civilized Caveman, and Katie of Wellness Mama on your phone or kindle waiting for you every time you needed them?

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Enter the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle

I’m super excited to tell you about this eBook and eCourse bundle this week! I was invited to contribute my eBook, Nine Easy Steps to Delicious Gluten-Free Living, and when I saw the list of authors and contributors, I couldn’t say yes quickly enough! 

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This is truly the best value available for a comprehensive resource on holistic, healthy, natural living. I can honestly say that I’m proud to be a part of this and honored to share it with my readers (that’s you!). Not only are Abel, George, and Katie on board with their beautiful books (already worth more than twice the cost of the entire bundle), we’ve also got homesteaders, paleo bloggers, certified aromatherapists, nutritionists, and real foodies on board sharing their very best work, all compiled in this beautiful package. My book is in a lineup of 9 “allergy-friendly” eBooks, and accompanying me on that list is Carol from Ditch the Wheat! Super psyched!

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All together, this package is worth over $1900!

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Plus, it comes with $220 worth of bonus products including:

  • ePantry – FREE hand soap + $8 credit on one shipment, FREE dish soap + $8 credit on the next shipment, AND 60-day VIP access with FREE shipping ($30 value)
  • Plant Therapy – Lemon, lavender and peppermint essential oil set ($22.92 value)
  • NaturOli – FREE travel essentials facial set: deep conditioning facial wash (1 oz.), new radiance facial creme (1 oz.), exfoliating walnut scrub (1 oz.) ($16.95 value)
  • Bloom Naturals – FREE SPOT treatment for acne & eczema OR a $15 gift certificate toward Bloom Naturals products ($15 value)
  • Lexie Naturals –  FREE natural care gift set: lip balm (.15 oz.), lotion tube (1 oz.) and trial-size deodorant (.35 oz.) ($15 value)
  • Perfect Supplements – $15 gift certificate toward any Perfect Brand product ($15 value)
  • Strawesome – $15 gift certificate toward the straws and accessories of your choice ($15 value)
  • TriLight Health – FREE 2-oz liquid herbal formula or $15 off larger bottles ($15 value)
  • Craftsy – 1 FREE online class ($44.99 value)
  • Once a Month Meals – $32 toward OAMM membership + a free mini menu ($35 value)

Besides being so incredibly helpful and inspiring, one of the things I like best about the bundle is the price. By offering the bundle for a short time only, we’re able to give you access to over $1900 worth of amazing products for a whopping 97% off!

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Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit the Ultimate Bundle website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, then click “Get my copy now!” to go through their simple 3-step checkout process.
  2. You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks, signing up for your eCourses, and redeeming your free bonus products.
  3. Use their Getting Started Interactive Guides to pick the area you want to tackle first and start making healthy changes!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just 6 days! After Monday night, September 14th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

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Oh, and one more thing!

I’m giving away two of my own special bonuses exclusively to every CWB reader who purchases this bundle. The first one is a list of my 23 favorite, tried and true, healthy smoothie concoctions — all compiled into a beautiful eBook! Start your morning off with a veggie-packed smoothie and pretty-much guarantee a great day for yourself! 

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The second one is a CWB bumper sticker! Yes, I’ll actually MAIL it to you! This is my very first ever CWB swag, and I’m probably more excited about it than I should be, but here it is!!! Eeeeeee!!!!!!

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To get these exclusive CWB bonuses, simply fill out this form after you’ve purchased your bundle and I’ll get your stuff to you as soon as humanly possible!

–> CLICK HERE to learn more or buy the bundle!

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It’s even backed by a full 30-day guarantee, so you can know for sure that it’s right for you. 

If you’re a regular CWB reader, you know I don’t give a lot of real estate to “sales” on this site. This is the exception because it’s worth being an exception — I’m proud to be a part of this, and I want to share it with you!

I’ve already shared how fantastic it feels to finally be my best self, and the resources in this bundle are exactly the type of skills and tools I’ve used to get there. Join me and become your best self today!


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